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For Corgan, God is a constant

Billy Corgan says he and Courtney Love are both writing autobiographies, but his book will be a "spiritual memoir" detailing his Smashing Pumpkins life. He and Love have gotten into monumental public spats. But despite whatever she writes, his book...

Blink-182 singer-guitarist has more than music on his mind

Let's establish one thing first: Blink-182 is a great band in concert. They're hella fun. And now -- on with my interview with singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge about UFOs. DeLonge started a website called StrangeTimes.com. Here are two headlines from the site earlier this week: "Are Aliens Part of God's Plan Too?" "The Man Who Cut His Finger On A Chicken And Smelled Awful For Five Years"

Annoying problems plague 'Resistance 3'

The major release "Resistance 3" has so many problems I have to categorize them all. Problem No. 1: The plot is a dud, a "Red Dawn" retread set in mid-'50s America, when 90 percent of humans have been killed or been body-snatched by an alien virus...

Jobs even a comedian won't do

Here's a fun fact: Lewis Black turned down jobs from both Dan Quayle and "Dancing With the Stars." Quayle's people asked Black to "punch up" his vice presidential speeches. Black didn't even ask, "How much?" "I had the same reaction when they called...

It happened in Vegas again

Las Vegas racked up headlines in gossip magazines, thanks to this weekend's star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival. Gossip's top billing: ■ Jennifer Lopez flashed her famous booty onstage at iHeartRadio. She then went to club Pure at Caesars, drank...

'Gears' cool except for giant rats

In "Gears of War 3," the Earth-like planet Sera has become a post-apocalyptic wasteland, because of giant aliens going all psycho-killer on humans there. Is there anything left of humanity for you to even save? Well, you can try. You portray a...

Smokey Robinson 'very blessed'

I told people on Facebook: What do you want me to ask Smokey Robinson? I asked. He answered. (Robinson sings Saturday at Terrible's in Primm.) QUESTION: Did you write any songs at Motown you wish you kept for yourself? ANSWER: No. When I wrote the...

Flaky flakes make covering clubs a challenge

Let's talk about rude for a minute. Mark Wahlberg (the erstwhile Marky Mark, noted boxer-briefs-wearer from Boston) was supposed to give me an interview Saturday night at Palms Place. I got there on time. He was there. But he whisked past me at the...

Dolls creator sets sights on Lohan

Kim Kardashian and "American Idol" producer Nigel Lythgoe are co-producing a new Pussycat Dolls television show, to be filmed in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. And Dolls creator Robin Antin tells me she has talked "a lot" with Dolls fan Lindsay Lohan to...

Nintendo's hand-held 3DS lacks good games

A lot of us in the press have written great things about Nintendo's new 3DS hand-held game system. It plays 3-D games without glasses. That's astonishing. But Nintendo didn't do enough to launch the thing in March, when the only must-have title was...

School's in for Ke$ha

Goth-rock creator Alice Cooper might add rock to Ke$ha's next pop album, the superstar says. Ke$ha calls him Dad. "He's amazing, the nicest guy ever. I don't know who my dad is, so he's adopted me," she says. "He's one of my business mentors." Ke$ha...

Zappos foursome buying First Friday arts event

First Friday's operations are being sold later this week to four men involved with Zappos. They vow to expand art exhibits, parking and shuttle service for the downtown art party. The foursome, operating as First Friday LLC, are buying First Friday'...

Weekend Photos: Pete Wentz, Thievery and more

If you haven't been paying attention, it was a relatively slow weekend at the clubs this weekend. Blush at Wynn closed. I was there, and I'm writing about it for Thursday's Review-Journal. Check that out for sure. Meanwhile, here's the handful of...

Flaws spoil fun of realistic 'Madden NFL 12'

Dear "Madden NFL 12," let's start with the positives. You're a realistic football game, as usual. I mean, if I glanced up to see "Madden" on a TV in a gym, I'd probably think it was a real football game at first. The team introductions are terrific...